American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 25, 2015

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau

American Earth

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau
edited by Bill McKibben

As America and the world grapple with the consequences of global environmental change, writer and activist Bill McKibben offers this unprecedented, provocative, and timely anthology, gathering the best and most significant American environmental writing from the last two centuries.

Classics of the environmental imagination–the essays of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John Burroughs; Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac; Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring–are set against the inspiring story of an emerging activist movement, as revealed by newly uncovered reports of pioneering campaigns for conservation, passages from landmark legal opinions and legislation, and searing protest speeches.

Here are some of America’s greatest and most impassioned writers, taking a turn toward nature and recognizing the fragility of our situation on earth and the urgency of the search for a sustainable way of life.

American Earth is included in our New Books List for Febuary 25, 2015.

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